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the day with the defense secretary, leon panetta, in italy, as he was tracking every new development. martha? >> reporter: diane, this situation is very fluid, but reports we are getting tonight about the raid are very ominous. a u.s. official telling me tonight there were ten americans at the field, five are safe. but the fate of the other five, we do not know. what is clear tonight is that this is far from over. with algerian forces now surrounding the complex, the british prime minister is warning that this raid could end in even more bloodshed. >> it is a very dangerous, very uncertain, a very fluid situation and i think we have to prepare ourselves for the possibility of bad news ahead. >> reporter: the worst, coming after the algerian military moved in with helicopters, reportedly fearing the hostage takers were going to escape. the terror group was holed up in the natural gas plant along with their hostages, the americans and other workers from britain, france, japan and norway. some reportedly forced to wear explosives around their necks. tonight, algeria is saying the raid l
fights brewing in washington today. including gun control, the confirmation of chuck hagel at defense and the looming and unpleasant sequel to the fiscal cliff. here, the host of abc's "this week," george stephanopoulos who knows everything and can see the future too. george, let's talk about gun control. the vice president will submit his proposal for post-newtown gun control on tuesday we believe. it seems to be coalescing around cracking down on high-capacity magazines and also beefing up background checks on gun buyers. can the administration muscle those two things through? >> the white house also says they will continue to push the assault weapons ban but they know they won't get it through. lots of opposition to that. they do believe they can create a consensus particularly around this idea of background checks, universal background checks and the nra not backing down yet, though, which is also why the white house will look at executive orders they can act on on their own. tightening enforcement or gun laws. more data sharing for where sales are coming from and you see people l
raddatz is traveling with the defense secretary, who is in italy watching every move. martha? >> reporter: good evening, diane, from rome, where secretary of defense leon panetta is urgently trying to get more information about this attack on americans and others. three americans are believed to be held hostage right now, but u.s. officials warn that number is fluid. secretary panetta tonight says the u.s. will take all necessary steps to deal with this crisis. >> by all indications, this is a terrorist act. and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist acts. it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> reporter: it all began when 20 armed islamic militants, believed to be affiliated with al qaeda, approached a group of oil workers. the attackers were reportedly heavily armed, driving in three unmarked vehicles. the oil workers were on a bus headed to a nearby airport. there was a fight -- security forces for the workers battled back. when the smoke cleared, at least one foreign worker was dead, others wounded. the terrorists then h
the world are watching this carefully trying to get information. martha rad das is with the u.s. defense secretary in itly. >>> but first, abc's brian ross is here with the latest breaking details. >> reporter: the british foreign aufszer tells abc news, in the last few hours, the algerian has launched an operation to free the hostages. eyewitness accounts describe a helicopter assault and number of fatalities of both hostages and terrorists. none of which can be confirmed by abc news. intelligence officials say the situation is tense. >> it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage, along with others. >> reporter: the terror strike came without warning wednesday morning, when an estimated 20 gunmen, first attacked a bus carrying workers, escorted by two cars carrying security teams. at least one worker was killed. then, the terrorists moved on to the compound, where they are now holed up with the american and other western hostages. intelligence officials believe this is the mastermind of the attack, mokhtar belmokhtar, a ruthless, rogue al qaeda leader, who also runs an
raining down. others stood over the gas pistol. a self-defense weapon that can be deadly. it's still unclear why the 25-year-old bulgarian turkish man attacked ahmed dugan, longtime leader that represents bulgaria's turks and muslims. we're working on finding out everything about the attacker says the intear your minister. samples were taken to see if there were drums in his system. mystery how he got in. on top of the gun he had two knives, as well as a criminal background, the rest for drugs possession and robbery. he was anewsing his retirement when he was attacked. this morning the police say he's fine but many questions remain. for "good morning america," i'm alex marquardt in new york. >> unbelievable video, that politician is very lucky. >> he is, indeed. >>> time to check in with ron claiborne. >> that's a pretty wild story there. good morning to you, bianna and dan. >>> good morning, everyone. we begin with breaking news overnight on a scare involving boeing's new 787. they believe two different incidents with the battery had different causes further complicating the investi
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